Kesha Ram, Sir Ganga Ram’s great-granddaughter, who was sworn in as a US senator earlier this month, paid tribute to the daddy of recent Lahore after she turned the primary elected girl of color within the Vermont state’s Senate.
Taking to the micro-blogging web site, the US Consulate Basic Lahore felicitated her, “The daddy of recent Lahore, Sir Ganga Ram’s great-granddaughter Kesha Ram has change into the State Senator of Vermont USA.
“She was sworn in on January 6 and wore shalwar kameez during the swearing-in ceremony. Good luck for your endeavours, Kesha!”
Kesha is an Indian civil engineer, architect, and a philanthropist, who’s the great-granddaughter of well-known philanthropist Rai Bahadur Sir Ganga Ram. He was hailed as ‘the father of modern Lahore’ because of his in depth contributions to the city cloth of Lahore.
He’s credited with constructing a community of well being infrastructures in India and Pakistan earlier than the partition.
Responding to the tweet by the US Consulate Basic Lahore about her nice grandfather, the Vermont Senator thanked individuals for serving to her perceive his nice legacy in philanthropic work for ladies and training.
She tweeted, “I was told that people in Lahore say a prayer for my great-grandfather daily. I didn’t understand his impact, particularly in health care and women’s education, until that day. Thank you all for helping me understand his legacy so I can continue it.”
Kesha was born to Mukul Ram who shifted to the US through the late Sixties for his research on the College of California, Los Angeles. After graduating from the College of Vermont in 2008, she received a seat the identical 12 months on the Vermont Home because the nation’s youngest legislator at 21.